Title

Suicide and Literary Biography: The Case of Hemingway

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-1997

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bio.2010.0143

Abstract

A writer's suicide confronts his or her biographers with special problems and opportunities. Drawing primarily on biographies of Ernest Hemingway for its examples, this article examines the narrative and rhetorical strategies often employed to present literary lives that end in suicide.

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